Brown Dog of the Yaak by Rick Bass
Essays on Art and Activism (Credo series)

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Rick Bass's dog Colter is the brown dog of the Yaak who charges through the mountain valleys following the scent of game. Bass gives a history of his years with Colter as a way of understanding what is intuitive in his quest to create art.
 

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Published July 28, 1999 by Milkweed Editions. 150 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Travel, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Bass (Where the Sea Used to Be, 1998, etc.) identifies the triangulate elements used to chart the course of his life and writing.

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Bass draws some strained parallels between the dog's dexterity and the artist's forays into reality and imagination, yet anyone who has ever mourned the loss of a pet (and especially readers who have actually worked with dogs, as hunters do) will find solace in his soaring tribute to man's best f...

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That few people who write about nature manage to hoist their creations above the thirsty swamp of excess description is testament to the difficulties of the venture.

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